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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

I am having rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

Yes: If you are exposed to the item to which you are allergic, the symptoms will persist, even for years. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Red bump rash on right armpit only. Bumps fill with white pus. Painful but not itchy. What is this and what do I do?

Red bump rash on right armpit only. Bumps fill with white pus. Painful but not itchy. What is this and what do I do?

Infection.: Sounds like an infection called hidradentis- a sweat gland infection. Must be seen, examined and treated. ...Read more

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Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

See your doctor: Red bumps on your pubic area need to be seen by a physician because they usually need treatment. Red itchy rashes are also important to treat. They can range from infections which are also contagious such as strep or herpes to skin conditions such as allergies and eczema. Please do not delay getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have athlete and fungus feet but now my heel is itchy and has red bump or rash looking and itchy why?

I have athlete and fungus feet but now my heel is itchy and has red bump or rash looking and itchy why?

The same thing: Athletes foot is caused by the fungus and the topical medicine needs to be effective to make it better. ...Read more

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I have a red bump with a bit of yellow in center. It's like scales. Under the rim of my penis head. I have forskin so when I pull the skin back there is a little rash of where the bump lays when skin is not pulled back. It doesn't hurt but it is itchy so

I have a red bump with a bit of yellow in center. It's like scales. Under the rim of my penis head. I have forskin so when I pull the skin back there is a little rash of where the bump lays when skin is not pulled back. It doesn't hurt but it is itchy so

Pimples in glands: Direct clinical examination is required. A red bump is an infection, ANT may be required.
A plain pimple, is usually present in 10-20 % of the male population, sometimes 2-4 may be present.
They require no treatment. Some patients however, may request therapy to alleviate anxiety or for aesthetic reasons. Ablation using carbon dioxide laser, ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

Rash: The description of the rash isn't sufficient to make a diagnosis without examining you. A possibility would be insect bites. If the rash doesn't resolve or if new lesions appear see your physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

Diaper rash: If your baby wears diapers with an elastic band, she may have a latex allergy. Without seeing a picture olof the rash however, one can only speculate. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hard to diagnose: Unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Scaly bump/ forearm: Could be eczema or psoriasis, or fungal infection -tinea. Can try topical OTC antifungal and then put a topical steroid on top. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

Rash: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Itchy underarms: Could be dry skin, deodorant reaction if new deodorant, reaction to clothing (detergent or wool products) liver issues, rarely lymphoma, kidney issues. F/u with doc ...Read more

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I'm experiencing red itchy bumps that turn into rashes in random spots of my body no new products or anything when they heal they bruise?

I'm experiencing red itchy bumps that turn into rashes in random spots of my body no new products or anything when they heal they bruise?

Red random rashes: More info needed, and visual exam, to begin to guess what could be going on. Dermatologists are the best at diagnosing this type of problem, especially if biopsy is appropriate. It could be a form of atopic dermatitis (eczema) or something more serious like vasculitis, low platelet count, or even scabies. Trusted products can sensitize too, after long use; contact dermatitis is always possible. ...Read more

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For the past three years I've been getting rashes on both of my hands only in the month of May. They're small red bumps that are very itchy and they b?

For the past three years I've been getting rashes on both of my hands only in the month of May. They're small red bumps that are very itchy and they b?

Uncertain: But the fact that it only occurs in one month of the year makes one question if this is some form of allergic reaction to something that is around at that time. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist!

Rash: Itchy red bumps could be anything- contact dermatitis, eczema, insect bites. Make sure it is not vesicular in nature (because you will need to see your doctor) and to take photos. Take some antihistamine. Apply steroid cream for the itch. Beware of impetigo, this will need to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...Read more

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Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

There are few rashes: ...that are truly painful. One of them is Herpes Zoster (shingles). They tend to form linear clusters like you described, Because treatment is available that may hasten the recovery from shingles and prevent lingering pain, I advise you to see a doctor. Keep in mind that this is an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Reoccurring rashes. Only on arms. Started out flat, not itchy & looked like pattern of sweater I was wearing. New rash is tiny little red bumps. Ideas?

Reoccurring rashes. Only on arms. Started out flat, not itchy & looked like pattern of sweater I was wearing. New rash is tiny little red bumps. Ideas?

Allergic reaction: If within few hours to days, likely allergic reaction, avoid this fabric. Wash well, dry, try antihistamine like diphenhydramine as directed, topical otc steroid cream, if ever little pustules[whiteheads] could be secondary infection/folliculitis, need antibiotic. could be fungus if fine lightertonedcolor and flakes[ tinea versicolor], need selenium sulfide lotion, otc or see dr for ketoconazol ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more